Winter Break: Projects

Over the break I’ve got a few projects on the go. Whether I finish any/all is another story, but at least, I don’t have an excuse if I find myself bored. I hope that all of your Christmases were enjoyable. My mom got me the following, which I had mentioned I wanted not too long ago:

Wire Tracker

A wire tracker. Perfect for checking phones lines, network cables, car wiring, coax cabling, and, most importantly, following wiring in pinball machines!

There are giant harnesses of wires in pinball machines that make it very difficult to track individual wires. This will make it so much easier for me to track where they go, rather than dealing with the two-colour wire coding system.

Gorgar Motherboards

Another neat tool I got for Christmas was the following. Can you guess what it is (after the jump)?

Back of Board

No? Another hint…

Front of Board

Still nothing? Fine, here it is.

DIY Multimeter

Pretty neat eh? I’ve completed part 1 of 5, and so far, all is tested good! I’ve had a perfect track record over the course of this semester (all projects worked first shot after assembly): let’s hope I can keep this up for this project as well!

I’ve photographed all my other projects, and in the next few days, I have, in my to-do list, planned to do all the little write-ups for the projects, including: telephone, microphone pre-amp, 0.5watt amplifier, and AM/FM radio.

I did a little Gorgar photo shoot, so my next post (likely today) will be an all Gorgar photo collection.

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 electronics, life, pinball, projects, school


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  • Matthew says:

    You should get a flickr page going so we can see all the photos you have taken.

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